age of Moonsteeds
by Artie Sievers and Laura Winters
Jane Franklin is gearing up for freshman year at Palatine High School, and for The 13th Annual Moonsteed Chronicles Semi-finals Competition. Jane and her three best friends, Mimi, Penelope, and Sophia are all obsessed with the dystopian YA series and have been preparing for months for these annual competition to show off their trivia knowledge and dancing hobby horse skills.
Although all the girls love the books, Jane's love goes a bit deeper as she uses the stories to escape from her less-than-ideal homelife, an alcoholic mom, and a brand new "pseduo-step-sister" who has just moved in and makes Jane and her friends feel like - maybe The Moonsteed Chronicles should be retired before high school starts.
by JJ Warshaw and Laura Winters
MIRROR IMAGE, the story of Jade Jennings, a high-achieving high schooler (with OCD) whose dream of getting into Northwestern’s school of journalism is threatened when she develops an eating disorder during her senior year. Told with immense humor, MIRROR IMAGE seeks to bring humanity to an issue that affects as many as 1 out of 10 teenage girls.
MIRROR IMAGE was a semi-finalist in the National Alliance for Musical Theatre and the Alhadeff Family Charitable Foundation's 15 minute musical challenge.
Inspired by a note from the previous editor-in-chief, Jade sets out to "Take Control" of the newspaper and her future
Caroline, a senior transfer hailing from a wealthy suburb of Chicago, upends Jade's sense of accomplishment by teaching Jade what she knows about being on camera.